Nominations for The Fashion Awards 2018 in Partnership with Swarovski Announced

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Today, Tuesday 23rd October 2018, Stephanie Phair, Chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC), Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board and Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council announced the nominations for The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski at a press screening at Soho House, 76 Dean Street, London.

The Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski recognise creativity and innovation in fashion, celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity has broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.

Watch The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski Nominees video created by Creative Director Robin Derrick here.

The Fashion Awards 2018 voting body, made up of 2,000 key members of the fashion industry across 32 countries, was invited to put forward their preferences for each award and nominations were made in ten categories with the five brands/individuals receiving the most nominations shortlisted in each. Additional awards will be celebrated on the night, recognising incredible career milestones. The recipients of these special awards will be announced over the coming weeks.

 

The Fashion Awards 2018 Nominees are (all listed in alphabetical order)

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Jonathan Anderson for LOEWE
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior
Miuccia Prada for Prada

Brand of the Year

Balenciaga
Burberry
Gucci
Off-White
Prada

British Designer of the Year Menswear


Craig Green for CRAIG GREEN
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
Kim Jones for Dior Homme
Martine Rose for Martine Rose
Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

British Designer of the Year Womenswear

Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
Roksanda Ilinčić for ROKSANDA
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha
Victoria Beckham for VICTORIA BECKHAM


British Emerging Talent Menswear

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for COTTWEILER
Eden Loweth & Tom Barratt for ART SCHOOL
Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov
Phoebe English for PHOEBE ENGLISH
Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*

British Emerging Talent Womenswear

Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan
Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E.
Rejina Pyo for REJINA PYO
Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn
Sofia Prantera for ARIES

Business Leader

Jonathan Akeroyd for VERSACE
José Neves for FARFETCH
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Marco Gobbetti for Burberry
Michael Burke for Louis Vuitton

Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
Kim Jones for Dior Homme
Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Model of the Year

Adut Akech
Adwoa Aboah
Bella Hadid
Kaia Gerber
Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxe

Alyx
Marine Serre
Off-White
Palace
Supreme

Nominees Assets for social media: https://we.tl/t-9QPjmW2Jx0

 

The winners of each category will be announced on Monday 10th December at The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski at the Royal Albert Hall, during a ceremony attended by 4000 guests.

Stephanie Phair, BFC Chair said: “I would like to congratulate all the nominees of The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski. Each and every one of them is being recognised for their creative excellence and innovation. I look forward to celebrating them alongside the rest of the industry from across the globe on the 10th of December at the Royal Albert Hall.”

Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, added: “We are delighted to reveal the nominees for the 2018 Fashion Awards. Representing fashion’s most inspiring emerging and established talents, this list is the perfect showcase for the energy and diversity of the industry today. We are excited to unveil the winners at the awards show in London in December, which will raise truly vital funds for the BFC’s initiatives.”   

This year, for the first time, The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski, will celebrate the global community of young creative talent by recognising 100 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world via a new element to the awards; NEW WAVE: Creatives. The 2000 members of the international fashion community that make up the Fashion Awards Voting Panel, were asked to nominate those they believe to be the best young creative talent of today. Shining a light on this year’s emerging visionaries, NEW WAVE: Creatives will include trailblazers from image-makers, hair and makeup artists, set designers, creative directors, models, digital influencers and stylists. The final list will encompass 100 names and will include some of fashion’s most exciting and forward-thinking young professionals.

The Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski is a fundraiser for the British Fashion Council, a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. The BFC’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives and education, business and mentoring schemes that support talent from school level students, to emerging designers and future fashion start-ups, through to established designer businesses.

In 2017, the BFC raised over £2.2million for its charities and business support initiatives and in the twelve months to March 2018 has allocated £1.1million to further support these efforts. As part of its Education pillar, the BFC’s initiatives are designed to secure the legacy of support for talented students at every stage, safeguarding the opportunity to further education regardless of financial situation. 

Industry tables and boxes for The Fashion Awards 2018 are on sale. For more information please email:

fashionawardstable@britishfashioncouncil.com
or FashionAwardsBox@britishfashioncouncil.com 

General tickets are available via Ticketmaster

The generosity and commitment of our sponsors is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging our Principal Sponsor SWAROVSKI for their support of The Fashion Awards 2018. Official Sponsors American Express, Bird in Hand, Digital Domain, Getty Images, Lavazza Coffee, Mercedes-Benz, Rosewood London and Slingsby.